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From Sasha Dolgy <>
Subject Re: Changing the CLI, not a great idea!
Date Thu, 28 Jul 2011 09:25:57 GMT
Unfortunately, the perception that I have as a business consumer and
night-time hack, is that more importance and effort is placed on
ensuring information is up to date and correct on the website and less on keeping the
wiki up to date or relevant... which forces people to be introduced to
a for-profit company to get relevant information ... which just so
happens to employ a substantial amount of Apache Cassandra
contributors ... not that there's anything wrong with that, right?

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 10:46 AM, David Boxenhorn <> wrote:
> This is part of a much bigger problem, one which has many parts, among them:
> 1. Cassandra is complex. Getting a gestalt understanding of it makes me
> think I understand how Alzheimer's patients must feel.
> 2. There is no official documentation. Perhaps everything is out there
> somewhere, who knows?
> 3. Cassandra is a moving target. Books are out of date before they hit the
> press.
> 4. Most of the important knowledge about Cassandra exists in a kind of oral
> history, that is hard to keep up with, and even harder to understand once
> it's long past.
> I think it is clear that we need a better one-stop-shop for good
> documentation. What hasn't been talked about much - but I think it's just as
> important - is a good one-stop-shop for Cassandra's oral history.
> (You might think this list is the place, but it's too noisy to be useful,
> except at the very tip of the cowcatcher. Cassandra needs a canonized
> version of its oral history.)

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